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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Peninsula localities seek grocers for neighborhood rehab

    Peninsula localities seek grocers for neighborhood rehab
    When Jim's Local Market opens in Newport News' Southeast Community in early 2016 it will do so with more than $600,000 in city subsidies used to help attract operators and fast-track the store's construction. But Newport News isn't alone in seeking a...
  • Mendocino County suspends contract with a federal wildlife agency

    Mendocino County suspends contract with a federal wildlife agency
    In a settlement with a coalition of animal advocacy groups, Mendocino County has agreed to suspend renewal of its contract with a federal wildlife management agency pending completion of an environmental impact report that will consider nonlethal...
  • Bird flu outbreak could head eastward with fall migration

    Eastern U.S. poultry producers are bracing for the potential arrival of a deadly bird flu virus outbreak that farmers in the Midwest have struggled to stop. The fear is that if the virus isn't already lurking undetected somewhere in the Atlantic Flyway,...
  • Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar

    Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar
    Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar Our mothers told us that sugar is filled with "empty calories," and it can rot your teeth, make you fat and give you diabetes. They told us this because, unfortunately, it's true. But this is...
  • Beech-Nut recalls baby food after broken glass found

    Beech-Nut recalls baby food after broken glass found
    Beech-Nut has recalled almost a ton of baby food after broken glass was found in the product, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The Amsterdam, N.Y.-based company was alerted to the problem by a customer who found a small shard of glass...
  • Not all District 204 students on board with healthy lunch standards

    Not all District 204 students on board with healthy lunch standards
    Healthier nutrition standards are causing some younger students in Indian Prairie School District 204 to bring their own lunches to school and older students to quit buying snacks at lunch, according to a report presented to the School Board. Each day,...
  • States target long-term unemployment, food stamp rolls

    WASHINGTON After years of struggling with stubbornly high unemployment and elevated food stamp rolls, 10 states and the federal government are embarking this year on an ambitious new effort to help the jobless find work. Passed as part of the 2014 Farm...
  • Facility that inspired new primate law has past violations

    A spider monkey with bones poking out of his foot, baboons with skin lesions or scarred tails, other primates with injuries thought to be caused by frostbite — those were the images that greeted federal officials during an inspection at the Wild...
  • Bird flu spreads to Iowa turkey flock; 6th Midwest state

    A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more...
  • When the rich try to eat like they're poor

    When the rich try to eat like they're poor
    What happens when you cross a celebrity chef with a celebrity actress/lifestyle coach? You get the "Food Stamp Challenge." Last week, American chef and restaurateur Mario Batali challenged Gwyneth Paltrow, the Academy Award-winning actress and avid...
  • Ex-head of suburban water district indicted on federal fraud charges

     Ex-head of suburban water district indicted on federal fraud charges
    The former president of a financially strapped suburban water district pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Chicago to federal fraud charges alleging he stole more than $33,000 from the district's coffers for his personal use. Mark McDonald paused for a moment...